Dec 8, 2012 8:00am EST
tv on c-span2 -- un c-span3. >> up next beatrix hoffman presented history of the american health-care system. she presents her thoughts on why the united states has been one of the few developed countries to not adopt universal health care. and examines why the issue is so divisive. this is just under an hour. >> hello, everyone. i am gayle davis, provost and vice president of academic student affairs and former faculty member of women's studies of women's history. i am delighted to be here and happy that we are sponsoring this program. thank you to all of you and thank you for the nice introduction. it is really going to be the best of all pleasures to introduce dr. beatrix hoffman to you. she is a leading historian of u.s. health care system. i bet you have been very busy during this political season. with the debate about what is best in health care, what is best in health care insurance, what is best for women's health-care rights, being in the air everywhere we look. as a person addicted to both politics and academic and women's history, i and i'm sure all of us are interested in
Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm EST
, and collaboration between the various participants in our fragmentes healthcare delivery system. there's strong provider component and a commitment to sustainable delivery systems. doctors and hospitals. absolutely must commit to practicing evidence-based medicine. they also need to wire themselfs into a comprehensive electronic network that provides other providers their patients. and while the news coverage focuses on healthcare reform, the private sector, including privateers and payer, is accelerating the adoption of a delivery system that already makes a difference. in summary, out of control healthcare cos are -- cost are the problem. the solution is integrated care that combines data, technology, and customer-friendly and healthy programs. the results will be better quality, better outcome, lower cost, and better healthcare experience. thank you. i think we can open it up for questions. [applause] >> we are honored today to welcome bruce broussard, president of lieu manna ink. please formulate your questions now and remember to be brief and to the point. we welcome all of you here and th
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
. >> this function in the u.s. health-care industry, dr. martinez carry on what hospitals won't tell you. his latest is unaccountable saturday night at the:00 eastern on afterwards. on c-span2. >> now a brief look at the impact is cliff negotiations may have on tax incentives from today's washington journal. this is just under 10 minutes. >> guest: >> host: we have been focusing on different parts of the fiscal cliff discussion and now we are looking at tax extenders or tax incentives for business and individuals. joining us in this discussion is a tax writer for see q roll-call, what are text extenders? >> temporary tax breaks. that is the most basic definition. some are concerned the entire tax code is turning to one text extender. where do you define it? traditionally they are considered to be small provisions narrowly targeted at different types of businesses. some do individuals as well. >> host: why are the temporary? >> guest: good question. a lot of people including people in congress say they should be made permanent or they should be eliminated altogether. but they are temporary because it
Dec 8, 2012 9:00am EST
within the last three years that show 550 to $850 billion a year of what we spend in health-care costs does absolutely nothing to get somebody well and nothing to prevent them getting sick. anytime you have -- that is private and public sector spots. i would say we are missing something. if you stop for a minute and think, we buy health care in this country whether it is through the government or private sector totally different than we buy anything else. we make somebody else pay for it. unless you are one of the unfortunates the does not have coverage, so the recent, my opposition to the affordable care act is a third of the dollar's don't keep them from getting sick. we ought to ask the question why is it we have this inflation in health care and this waste in health care we don't have anywhere else? we are not allowing market forces to help. can't we create a system where the truly dependent have a safety net and yet we drive some of this 5 and $50 billion out of it? i think you can but we are not going to as long as we all think somebody else is paying the bill for my health care.